Data of 500 million LinkedIn users sold online on a popular hacker forum

According to Cyber News, an archive containing data scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles has been put for sale on a popular hacker forum, with another 2 million records leaked as a proof-of-concept sample by the post author. Fortune reports that breached data includes includes user IDs, full names, email addresses, phone numbers, professional titles, and other work-related data. LinkedIn responded in a statement that while the scraped data set contains some “publicly viewable member profile data,” it is “actually an aggregation of data from a number of websites and companies.”